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Department of Veterans Affairs
Claims Intake Center
PO Box 5235
Janesville, WI 53547-5235

Toll Free Fax: 844-822-5246

We recommend that you mail a copy
and then fax a copy!  Yes, it's twice the
work but maybe VA will only lose one
and the other will be processed.
Remember: Use Certified Mail!

Forms to File Claims

VA Form 21-526EZ
Disability Service Connection
Secondary Service Connection

IncreasedDisability Compensation

Temporary Total Disability Rating
 Individual Unemployability
Compensation under 38 U.S.C. 1151
 Special Monthly Compensation
Specially Adapted Housing

Special Home Adaptation

Automobile Allowance/Adaptive Equipment
Benefits Based on a Veteran's
Seriously Disabled Child

VA Form 21-0958 - NOD
​Notice of Disagreement

VA Form 21-534 EZ

Application for DIC, Death Pension
Change of Address​

TDIU Annual - VA Form 4140
Declaration of Status
of Dependents
VA form 21-686c

How To

How To Apply For SSDI

How To Apply For

TDIU Unemployability

How To Use

Disability Benefits Questionnaires


How To Apply For A Disability Rating

How To Apply For An Increase

to an existing rating

How To Retrieve Your

Military Personnel Records

Research Your Claim

The M21-1MR

The Schedule For Rating Disabilities

Claim Denied Appeal

Guide to Federal Records

Records of the Veterans Administration [VA]


Defense Threat Reduction Agency

VA Payment for Emergency Care

Patient Record Flags

Permanent and Total Rating

The Veterans Voice


Opinion   Editorial

News & Views

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Brett Valette, PhD

UPDATED...April 2017

This is a series of stories

bringing light to the dark side of the

VA’s treatment of some Veterans

applying for disability.  Whether out

of frustration, desperation, anger, or

‘just to make it right” they contacted me, and together, we fought the injustice. 

These are actual cases and claims. 

I have changed names and identifying

information for confidentiality reasons.

Spotlight March 2017

This is the first in a series of stories bringing

light to the dark side of the VA’s treatment

of some Veterans applying for disability. 

Spotlight April 2017

Claim Killer DBQ Questions.
VA Spotlight is a series of stories bringing

light to the dark side of the VA’s treatment

of some Veterans applying for disability.

Whether out of frustration, desperation,

anger, or ‘just to makeit right” they contacted

me, and together, we fought the injustice.

Click Here To Contact Dr. Valette

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Veterans Disability
Who qualifies for Veterans Disability benefits?

Any service member who was injured or contracted a disease while on active duty in the U.S. military and honorably discharged is eligible for veterans disability benefits. The injury or disease could have occurred during service, or may have emerged afterwards, and while it might obvious to you that the disability is a result of your military service, sometimes the VA will deny the claim anyway. If that happens to you or someone you know, call
Hale Law Office at 1-800-522-4595 for your FREE Consultation with accredited veterans disability attorney Roger Hale, with over 27 years legal experience

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​Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin plans integration

for VA, private health sector services

Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin said Tuesday he plans to evaluate

ways the VA can integrate services with private health sectors based on geographic region. 

The VA should hire more doctors, not replace them with nurse practitioners

In January, the Veteran's Administration made the decision to allow nurse practitioners to

practice without any physician supervision. While nurse practitioners have a vital role to

play within the healthcare system, they are not doctors and are not qualified to

replace physicians — even in a primary care environment.

​Vision for VA: Fewer maternity services and cancer docs,

more private care options

Future Veterans Affairs clinics could feature fewer maternity services, fewer cancer

specialists and more reliance on private-sector clinics for routine or

non-military care, under Secretary David Shulkin’s vision for the department.  

But he insists that doesn’t amount to privatization of VA’s responsibilities. 

Veterans Medical Opinion Doctor

Usually, the most important part of any claim for veterans disability benefits is being able to prove
that there is a “link” between your current medical conditions and your service while in the military.  This is called the “nexus”. The nexus, or link, between a veteran’s current disability and  something that happened to you “in-service” is often the hardest thing to prove in your claim for VA disability benefits.  However, without a nexus, your disability benefits claim with the

Veteran’s Administration (VA) WILL NOT WIN!

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Dear Veteran,

Would you like to make your doctor visit easier and faster?
Connecting your docs with the Veterans Health Information Exchange (VHIE), also known

as the Virtual Lifetime Electronic Record (VLER) Health program shares important parts of

your Veteran health record between the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and your

community health care providers who participate in this program.
This allows your health care providers to access important information about your health

and provide you the best possible care. This exchange occurs over a secure

and private network known as the eHealth Exchange.

Click Here To Get Started

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VA Secretary: Let’s Reform Official Time

“Official time” is a term used to describe a practice under which the federal government pays federal employees their regular salary and benefits while representing a union. The Secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs, David Shulkin, wants to change the number of employees using official time and the amount of time used by VA employees solely for representing the union.

Former Charity President Pleads Guilty to Embezzling Money

Admits Using $149,317 for Clubs, Hotels, Restaurants, and Women

John Thomas Burch, 75, of Alexandria, Virginia, pled guilty today to a federal charge of wire fraud, arising from his embezzlement while he was the president of the National Vietnam Veterans Foundation.

​White River Junction VA Criticized for Safety, Oversight Failures

The VA's oversight agency is criticizing the VA Medical Center in White River Junction, Vt. for a number of failures to follow standard hospital procedures and ensure patient safety.
In a report issued by the Office of Inspector General Tuesday, investigators say they could not gain reasonable assurance that the hospital provides safe moderate sedation or anticoagulation care. It also listed several other issues pertaining to oversight and data collection.

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